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Third Thursday Jazz w/ The Matt Niedbalski Trio ft. Nate Giroux
September 16 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm$10
On the Third Thursday of each month, join Matt Niedbalski and a rotating cast of young and talented jazz musicians.
Drinks and desserts will be available, courtesy of Doc’s Restaurant, to make the night even sweeter!
Nate Giroux, Saxophone & Clarinet
Nate Giroux is a saxophonist, clarinetist, and an adjunct faculty member at Crane School of Music SUNY Potsdam. He holds a B.M. in Jazz Studies and Performance from William Paterson University. In addition to playing over 1,000 engagements in New York’s Capital Region, Nate has performed at many festivals across the Northeast, including the Detroit Jazz Festival, Burlington Jazz Festival, Pittsfield Jazz Festival, Villanova Jazz Festival, Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival, and the International Society for Improvised Music Conference, among others. He has also performed with some of today’s most noted jazz icons, including Frank Wess, Maria Schneider, Bucky Pizzarelli, Mulgrew Miller, Steve Davis, Rich Perry, Scott Robinson, Brian Lynch, Joe Magnarelli, James Weidman, Steve LaSpina, Kevin Norton, Paul Meyers, and Todd Coolman.
Nate is an active clinician and master class presenter. He has previously worked with students of the Empire State Youth Orchestra Jazz Ensemble, the Skidmore Jazz Institute, and the Signature Music Camp, along with many other appearances in Upstate NY public schools. Nate continues to perform and record as both a leader and sideman.
In 2016, Nate and his brother Tyler Giroux co-founded their band Giroux Brothers, playing new arrangements of jazz standards alongside their original music. “What We Learn From The Trees” is available from all major online music retailers!
Tyler Giroux, Piano
Tyler Giroux is a valve trombone and piano player in Upstate New York. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and a Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. He has performed and studied with many notable musicians, including John Daversa, Alan Ferber, Mitch Frohman, Dante Luciani, Brian Lynch, Scott Robinson, Tony Succar, and Bret Zvacek. He finished 1st place in the 2014 International Tuba Euphonium Conference Rich Matteson Jazz Competition, and has performed at numerous festivals, including the Monterey Jazz Festival and Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival. He recently performed with jazz artist and vocalist Sheila Jordan as part of the Quebec Jazz Festival.
Currently, Tyler performs regularly around New York State’s Capital Region. He performs with his own groups, as well as the Giroux Brothers, Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra, GNP, the Dylan Perrillo Orchestra, Bryan Brundige and the Piggly Wigglies, Mike Jenkins and the Fat Ties, and several other local musicians.
In addition to his performing career, Tyler is an avid music educator. He is an experienced private instructor and clinician, topics including trombone, euphonium, piano, jazz theory, and improvisation.
Dylan Perrillo, Bass
Dylan leads the Dylan Perrillo Orchestra from Albany, NY, performing popular American music from 1890-1950 taking a particular liking to the songbook of the 1920’s. Complete with a six-piece horn section, violin, vocalist and rhythm section, DPO boasts an impressive line up of accomplished musicians of their own accord. Beginning in 2013, the big band has steadily been working towards building an audience for their unique interpretation of classic and not-so-classic, jazz-influenced compositions.
Matt Niedbalski, Drums
Matt Niedbalski is a drummer known for bringing musicality and energy to the bandstand. Born and raised in New York’s Capital District, Matt was exposed to music at a very early age. While in high school he took private drum lessons with drummer/author Ted Mackenzie and participated in the Empire State Youth Orchestra as well as the Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute. Before graduating high school Matt played with many local musicians, performing at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, the Final Stretch Music Festival and the Lake George Jazz Festival where he opened for Rudresh Manthappa and Bunky Green.
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